Choice Group Asia acquire to become the biggest foreign media in Thailand

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By J Maslow

Dan Cheeseman (pictured right) with some of the Choice Group Asia Team
Dan Cheeseman (pictured right) with some of the Choice Group Asia Team

September 1, 2015

For Immediate Release

BANGKOK: — Choice Group Asia today announced the acquisition of and its associated platforms and products from Thaivisa Expat Group Co. Ltd., which will add to their current media portfolio that also includes Pattaya Channel TV and Inspire Digital Media Group.

This effectively makes Choice Group Asia the largest and strongest foreign media in Thailand serving expats and other foreigners interested in Thailand.

Founder George Anderssen and his team has built Thaivisa over the last twelve years so much so that it has become, to many expats living in Thailand, an indispensable media for both local and international news and for that all important information on living in Thailand, which is also supported via forums.

Thaivisa Media Group was purchased by Choice Group Asia and will be managed by Dan Cheeseman, who moves from Group General Manager to Managing Director of the company. Investors involved in the acquisition bring with them considerable knowledge in digital marketing and have a wealth of experience in both traditional and digital media in Thailand.

Choice Group Asia’s ambition is to continue to best serve the expat community of Thailand with a fit for purpose digital media, whilst also evolving the Thaivisa proposition with new exciting platforms. They also plan on expanding the media offer to include additional content, such as online video, for its customers to enjoy.

About Choice Group Asia

Choice Group Asia was set up in 2009 and operated both in the real estate channel and digital media with Inspire eMagazine. Inspire quickly developed in the region of Pattaya on multiple online platforms, such as website, app, weekly eNewsletter, social networks and You Tube, and quickly established itself as a leader in sharing events and offers to expats in that region. Inspire now also operates in Bangkok and has recently made steps to roll out into Phuket too.

Pattaya Channel TV become part of the groups mergers in late 2014 and has since emerged as one of the leading local TV shows, respected for both its high production values and original and quality content.

The Inspire Weekly What’s On Show has become its flagship show. Here is an example of the show

The Inspire Weekly What’s On Show has become its flagship show. Here is an example of the show

Inspire operates on multiple regional websites:

Morgan and Preston is also a division of Choice Group Asia that specialises in high-end video production and feature films co-production and is based in Bangkok.

About Thaivisa

Thaivisa was set up in 2002 by founder George Andersson and has established itself as the biggest foreign media with over 1.5 million visitors to the website a month with an eNewletter following of over 300,000 subscribers. It also operates on a variety of social networks and apps that include Facebook, Twitter and Line.

Thaivisa is a forum and news service to foreigners from living in Thailand and from around the world.

Visit the Thaivisa forum
Subscribe to the Thaivisa Newsletter
Download the Thaivisa app


To learn more about this acquisition, please contact:

Khuanthip Paengmai,
PR Manager
Choice Group Asia
Office +66 (0) 38 250 030


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